But in addition to that unsightly powder room wall paper, we ought to be paying attention to that leaky faucet or loose tile grout as well. Home maintenance is key this time of year, and always. It's the little things we do each season that help prevent big unwanted surprises when the house is full of guests. Below, please enjoy our winter portion of the US Inspect Seasonal Home Maintenance Series. It's a shorter list this season, so don't worry, there's plenty of time for the powder room too!
Interior: Keep attic louvers and vents open all year round. Check louver screening.
Heating and Cooling: Change or clean furnace filters and air-conditioning filters monthly.
Plumbing: Check for leaks at traps and sewer cleanouts.
Electrical: Test ground fault circuit interrupters.
Interior: Check bathroom tile joints, tub grout and caulking. Be sure all tile joints in bathrooms are kept well sealed with tile grout to prevent damage to walls, floors and ceilings below.